This exercise involves lying on your back with your legs straight up in the air and lifting your hips off the ground while contracting your abs. The movement resembles a pulsing motion, hence the name "pulse up." It targets the lower abs and can be modified by bending the knees or using a stability ball.
Pulse Up Instructions
- Lie down on your back with your legs straight and your arms at your sides.
- Engage your core muscles by pulling your belly button towards your spine.
- Lift your legs up towards the ceiling, keeping them straight and together.
- Slowly lower your legs back down towards the ground, stopping just before they touch the floor.
- Lift your legs back up towards the ceiling, repeating the movement for the desired number of repetitions.
Pulse Up Form & Visual
Pulse Up Benefits
- Strengthens the abdominal muscles
- Improves core stability
- Increases hip flexibility
- Helps to improve posture
- Can be done without equipment
Pulse Up Muscles Worked
- Rectus Abdominis
- Hip Flexors
Pulse Up Variations & Alternatives
- Single Leg Pulse Up
- Double Leg Pulse Up
- Weighted Pulse Up
- Reverse Pulse Up
- Side-to-Side Pulse Up